Sunday, September 12, 2004

A Nation of Nitwits?

The following description of George W. Bush is from the book The Dick Cheney Code: A Parody by Henry Beard. In the book, this description is given by Donald Rumsfeld in a conversation with Dick Cheney.

"Is it a bad thing that the President is a nitwit? No, it isn't. It is a good thing. Why? Because it's his greatest strength. This is a nation of nitwits. They love this guy. That's why they elected him. He's just like them. He's average. He's ordinary. He doesn't have original thoughts. He doesn't speak in complete sentences. He can't balance a checkbook. He hates to wait. He wants his cheeseburger now. He's a bit of a bully, and a bit of a coward, and he's shallow, and he's mean, and when he screws up, he does what any other red-blooded American would do--he blames it on somebody else and moves on."

Although presented as "fiction," this strikes me as a pretty accurate description of Dubya. If it also accurately describes the American electorate, Dubya will no doubt be re-elected ...and America will deserve the continued destruction of everything good we used to stand for that will follow.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Dubya finally tells the Truth!

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
George W Bush August 5, 04

Monday, June 28, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

Yesterday I saw Michael Moore's movie "Fahrenheit 9/11." The theater was packed. Since it was a Sunday, I found mself wondering if I was the only Mormon in the audience. I believe the information in this documentary deserves a wide audience - especially among my fellow Utah Mormons, whom I believe to be politically naive and frightfully ignorant of the lies and horrors perpetrated by the Bush adminstration.

Mormon scripture (The Doctrine and Covenants) tells us that political candidates should be evaluated according to 3 criteria. The candidates we support should be good, wise, and honest. G.W. Bush overwhelmingly fails all three of these criteria. Yet, what are the chances that John Kerry will get Utah's electoral votes in the upcoming election?

Friday, April 30, 2004

EU Expansion Day

Tomorrow, May 1, 2004 is European Union Expansion Day. The EU is expanding from 15 members to 25. Celebrations are planned all over Europe. Many see it as the most significant historical event since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On NPR today, a spokesperson from Poland said they view it as the most significant historical event since Christianity came to Poland 1000 years ago.

Yet, how many Americans know about this important world event? How many even know what the European Union is? When I saw it mentioned on CBS News tonight, it was not a major story and they even got the number of new countries joining the EU wrong. They said eight.

If and when the great experiment that is the United Stated fails, it will probably be because we spent too much time looking in the mirror.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Electronic voting

"Those who vote decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything."
-- Joseph Stalin

By the November 2004 election, I wonder how many states, counties, and cities will have moved to paperless electronic voting (ie. voting with no paper trail)? It could be that Bush has already won the next election.

Sunday, February 22, 2004

This Tuesday is the Utah Democratic Presidential Primary election. Thanks to his savaging by FOX and CNN (see what really occured on that caucus night ), Howard Dean is out of the race. However, thanks to his inability to pose as a Democrat, Joe Leiberman is also out of the race. We Democrats seem intent on nominating the "safe" candidate, John Kerry.

My cynical, conspiracy-believing, side, thinks the Bush team wanted to run against Kerry all along. They SAID they wanted to run against Dean because he is SUPPOSEDLY an "out of touch" liberal. However, one must remember that the Bush team is a bunch of pathological liars. I thnk Dean's populist appeal scared them big time. Kerry will let them repeat the race against Michael Dukakis: Massachusetts, Kennedy-connected, big spending, pro-gay, pro-abortion, "liberal."

Then consider the big money folks (the secret combinations!). Bush was fun for them and gave them many treats, but ultimately he is too stupid and incompetent to be President and the country is starting to wise up to the fact. They would have to steal more than Florida this time to keep him in office. If a Democrat should actually become President, and if it can't be "Insurance Company Shill" Leiberman, then whom would they select? How about a big money Washington insider, like Kerrry who knows the game and who can shift liberal/conservative as it suits his political advantage? At least he isn't as likely to shake things up as those "outsiders."

At this point, the best hope for real change is John Edwards. He will get my vote this week. If he can take a few of the small states this week, it will help set him up for Super Tuesday.